Art by Larry Miller

Visiting Artists & Designers

Larry Miller
2003

Larry Miller is a Fluxus artist who, since 1989, has created visual art and performance work focused on genetic engineering, the rhetoric of genetics, and DNA ownership. His work of the last decade explores the legal dimensions of DNA ownership and imagines futuristic modes of living if and when cloning becomes an option. Miller will discuss his early work but will concentrate on information about ownership and authorship highlighted in the artworks "Genetic Code Copyright " (1992); "Who Owns Your DNA?" (2000); and "Genomic License No. 7 (Corpus Dualis)" (1997). Featured in "Gene(sis)", these artworks present a multi-faceted perspective on the interrelatedness of information exchange and commodification in terms of genomics. "Who Owns Your DNA?" (2000) is one of five artist-designed coffee cups commissioned by Creative Time for DNAid™ to be distributed in cafes as a potential catalyst for public dialogue about the impact of genetic research in our lives.

On October 16th at 7:30 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, Miller will join Fluxus cohort Alison Knowles and 20 UMBC students to perform in a historic Fluxfest. This unique opportunity to experience Fluxus is in conjunction with the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery exhibition "INTERMEDIA: The Dick Higgins Exhibition at UMBC". Knowles and Miller will perform “event scores” to be announced during the performance. This program follows exhibition symposium at 4pm at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery. This public programming is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and UMBC's Humanities Forum and the Visiting Artists Committee of the Visual Art Department.